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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

dcPopulation: 672,228 (2015)

Filing deadline: March 16, 2016.

Primary: June 14, 2016.

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Dist­rict of Columbia, more popularly known as Washington DC, is not a state, but a Federal District. Ceded by the State of Maryland to the Federal government in 1790, it does not have representation in Congress, but has participated in Presidential elections since 1964. As of 2010, it is 51% Black, 35% White and 9% Hispanic.

FEDERAL LEVEL

Electors: 3. The city is a very safe state for the Democrats in Presidential elections.

Wash­ington DC elects a non-voting Representative to the House.

Eleanor Norton. (Pic: Congress)

Eleanor Norton. (Pic: Congress)

District 1
Representative: Eleanor Norton (D)
Committees: Oversight, Transportation.

Democratic nominee: Ele­anor Norton
Republican nominee: NONE

Rating, May 20, 2016:
Safe Dem in 2016.

Status, May 20, 2016:
Professor and lawyer Eleanor Norton (f.1937) was first elected in 1990 and took 81% in 2014. She has no opposition this year.

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